Sexual Health Innovations, a non-profit dedicated to creating technology that improves sexual health and wellbeing, is planning to create a new sexual assault and harassment reporting system for college campuses. The primary goal of the system is to improve the experience of reporting and to give students more agency in the reporting process.
Before we start building the system, we want to make sure we are creating something that will truly work for the people that will need it. To do this, we are holding our first focus group for young women and men (ages 18-30) that experienced sexual assault while in college. This focus group will meet in New York City on Saturday 5-7pm, November 23rd. It will be really informal – we want to discuss the journey of processing an assault, to learn about participants’ ideal resolution and reporting systems, and to receive input into our proposed system. If you are interested in joining for this or future meetings of this focus group, email Jess at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give you details about the location ASAP.
Please keep in mind that we need to keep this a safe space for everyone involved and confidentiality for participants will be of the utmost importance.
Upcoming NYC Event!: Launch Event for “We Do!: American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality” by Jennifer Baumgardner and Governor Madeleine M. Kunin will take place on October 28th at 7PM in the Meeting Room of the Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South)
“We Do!: American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality,” a new anthology that is coedited by Jennifer Baumgardner (feminist activist, author, and speaker; publisher of The Feminist Press, author of “Abortion & Life”; “Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics”; “Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future,” among other works; and producer of the acclaimed documentaries “I Had an Abortion” and “It was Rape”) and Governor Madeleine M. Kunin, first female governor of Vermont and author of “The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family.”
Both Madeleine and Jennifer will be attending the Manhattan launch event for “We Do!,” which will be held at 7:00pm on October 28th in the Meeting Room of the Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South). This event will also feature special guests Betsy Reed (“The Nation”) and Evan Wolfson (Freedom to Marry), and is being cosponsored by “The Nation,” Freedom to Marry, and CLAGS.
From the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault! Denim Day 2013 Op-ed Contest: $2500 in prizes to be awarded!
The Alliance joins all five NYC Borough Presidents and our partners in the Denim Day Planning Committee in announcing an op-ed writing contest for NYC college students in recognition of Denim Day 2013. Undergraduate students currently enrolled in 2- or 4-year degree programs at colleges and universities located within the 5 boroughs are eligible to submit op-ed’s on the Denim Day theme of “Telling the Truth About Sexual Violence.” Five winning entries – one representing each borough – will win $500 each, and will be recognized at the Denim Day 2013 rally on the steps of City Hall. Contest deadline is April 8, 2013, 5:00pm. Visit the Denim Day website for the Official Contest Rules. http://denimdaynyc.org/opedrules/
On Thursday April 4th, 2013, the New York Women’s Foundation Committee for the Future invites you to The Gender Based Violence Public Education Series in partnership with Fork Films and the Frank and Ruth E. Caruso Foundation screening and panel discussion on the Academy Award Nominated Documentary Film The Invisible War.
5:30-6:00 PM: Reception
6:00-9:00 PM: Screening and Panel Discussion
Location: Time and Life Building, Auditorium, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, Second Floor (Enter on 50th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues).
For more information: Invisible War Screening and Panel
Please join us in the screening of the documentary It was rape.
Monday, February 25, 6-8 PM
Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, Room 500
Rape is wrong, illegal, reprehensible—but still tragically common. In this film, 8 women recount their experience with sexual assault—from a Midwestern teenager trying alcohol for the first time to a Native American woman gradually coming to terms with her abusive childhood.
The result is an opportunity to empathize with people—not just absorb statistics—and, perhaps, to puncture some of the silence and denial that allows sexual assault to thrive. There will be a Q and A with director (and former Lang professor) Jennifer Baumgardner after the screening.
Co-sponsored by Gender Studies, The First -Year Writing Program, Student Health Services and the Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice at Lang.
Check out the It was Rape Flyer for more information on the event.
For everyone in New York City, there is a great event happening tomorrow. Join Michael Kimmel and Quentin Walcott for a discussion about men and feminism (and why men should care about feminism!). Here are the details:
Wednesday, June 6th
The Feminist District
151 W. 46th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave) 8th Floor, NYC 10036
(elevator access for the differently abled)
Subway: N,R,Q to 49th St. or B,D,F,M to Rockefeller Center
Cost: $12 pre-paid, $15 at door
Limited Seating / Buy Online!
BUY THE BOOK:
Here’s a great opportunity for folks living in New York City. Queerocracy has organized a training focused on resisting street harassment that will take place on June 2, 2012, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. It’s free and open to everyone. Check out the details below if you’re interested. To register for this event, click here.
JUNE 2, 2012 | 1-5 PM
THE LGBT CENTER
208 West 13th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave)
Join QUEEROCRACY at this training to resist street harassment of all forms! The event is free of cost and open to everyone.
Reclaiming our power and our voices that can feel lost and silenced when faced with public harassment.
Uncovering the causes of street harassment.
Learning to be effective witnesses and confident survivors of public harassment.
Speaking out & telling our stories.
1:00: check in, visit tables of partnering organizations
1:30: introduction, background & causation of street harassment
2:30: strategies for survivors of street harassment
3:30: strategies for witnesses of street harassment
4:15: speak out & story sharing
If your organization is interested in presenting or tabling at this event, please contact: Megan Mulholland at email@example.com.
If transportation fees would prevent you from attending, please let Alli Lindner know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come close out Sexual Assault ACTIVISM Month with SAFER! We’re celebrating a busy month of movement-building in NYC and want you to celebrate with us at Marshall Stack (66 Rivington St.) on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm!
For a $10 donation, your first drink is on us. The bar’s regular happy hour runs until 7:00 pm.
All donations go directly to helping us train student activists in how to hold their schools accountable for preventing and responding to sexual violence. Help us reach more students before this semester wraps up!
And, of course, you know we want to hang out and see your lovely faces! COME TAKE BACK THE BAR WITH US!
An enormous thanks to everyone who came out for SAFER, NOW-NYC and A Long Walk Home’s FlipIt Conference.
It was a truly inspiring day for everyone, and we were so glad to be a part of it. Please continue to keep in touch via www.facebook.com/FlipItNYC!